Volunteer work in Kuopio

Ihmisiä kesäretkellä luonnossa.

Are you looking for meaningful content in your life? Have you been thinking about how you could help others? Are you interested in physical activity, sports, culture, or other themes?

Volunteer work is reciprocal work carried out for the benefit of other people, communities, or the environment without seeking financial reimbursement. There are many types of volunteer work, such as working as an elected official for associations, guiding leisure activities and sports groups, and volunteering at events. Volunteering may be occasional, one-off, or longer-term.

Volunteering is based on the individual’s own values and interests. In addition to a new community, volunteering provides you with joy and new experiences. Volunteering is also a way to be involved and learn new things. Volunteering can also have an impact.

Peer work is voluntary work that is based on one’s own life experiences, skills, and personality. Peer support is systematic support between two people or in a group. Participants in peer support are equals, and usually act as both the supporters and the supported.

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Volunteering and peer support opportunities provided by the City of Kuopio

The City of Kuopio provides opportunities for volunteering and becoming a peer instructor in various activities. Read more and sign up below.

Volunteering in community centres

In community centres, volunteers participate in daily activities, meet residents, and encourage engagement. There are currently 20 volunteers working in community centres, and we are constantly looking for new volunteers. Learn more about volunteer work in community centres.

Culture Companions for senior citizens

Culture Companions are volunteers trained by the City of Kuopio who are interested in culture. Senior citizens may request a Culture Companion to accompany them to a cultural attraction or event.  The Culture Companions can also visit groups for senior citizens with pre-prepared culture-related materials. Read more about Culture Companions for senior citizens.

Peer instructors for sports groups

The City of Kuopio is looking for senior citizens interested in becoming peer instructors. Peer-instructed groups are open to everyone, and membership of any organisation is not required. Peer instructors are trained to guide balance exercise, chair workout, gym workout, and pool exercise groups in particular. Read more about peer-instructed sports groups

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